Case transferred to First Additional CBI court at Gagan Vihar complex; remand extended up to Dec. 19

Kadapa MP Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy, former Ministers Gali Janardhan Reddy and Mopidevi Venkataramana Rao and all others lodged in jail in the sensitive cases investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) were on Wednesday produced in a court here on expiry of their latest spell of judicial remand. Their remand period was extended up to December 19.

Roads and Buildings Minister Dharmana Prasada Rao and IAS officers M. Samuel and Manmohan Singh who are accused in the case against Vanpic as part of the disproportionate assets case of Jagan also marked their appearance.

The judicial remand of Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy and others every two weeks was usually extended by video conferencing between the court and jail, but they had to be physically produced today because the judge of the principal CBI court was on leave and the case was transferred to the First Additional CBI court in Gagan Vihar complex where video linkage is not available.

Security cordon

The complex was out of bounds for visitors as a huge security cordon was thrown all around. Even media persons had a tough time to gain entry as police officials thoroughly checked their identity and allowed them inside only after noting down their particulars. An elevator was reserved to take him to the 13th floor of the building.

A smiling Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy greeted the judge A. Pullaiah and everyone with folded hands during the few minutes that he spent in the court hall. He also shook hands with advocates near him. Mr. Samuel showed to him the text of a message on his mobile phone.

The judge permitted Mr. Reddy to meet his wife Bharati, daughters and father-in-law Gangi Reddy for an hour in an adjoining room. A pastor performed prayer for him in the room.

Others who were brought from jail included Former Mines Director V.D. Rajagopal, industrialist Nimmagadda Prasad, Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy’s aide N. Sunil Reddy, bureaucrat K.V. Brahmananda Reddy, Gali Janardhan Reddy’s personal assistant K. Mehfuz Ali Khan and managing director of Obulapuram Mining Company B.V. Srinivas Reddy. Ramky chairman A. Ayodhya Rami Reddy, suspended IAS officer B.P. Acharya and other accused turned up on their own.

The prominent absentees included IAS officers Y. Srilakshmi, L.V. Subrahmaniam and G. Venkataram Reddy. They filed memos requesting the court to condone their absence.

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